A little and rare Assmann is a Gruen resale.

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    A little and rare Assmann is a Gruen resale.

    My recent expensive purchase of a Gruen 17 ligne size p.w. movement, as reported last week, is not. I am convinced it is a resale by Gruen of an uncommon Assmann. So I bought an Assmann not a Gruen thus the active bidding for it by collecters smarter than me. Reasons: It is not a known Gruen product. Has no Gruen design features as in the 18s and 16s supplied exclusively to Gruen. Has no Gruen name on dial. Gruen name marking on movement added in black. Gold marking for Spaulding customer and other marking by Assman. The gold serial number by Assmann is not right age for the Gruen&Son added black marking. Has the traditional Assmann watch escapement not the poised pallet Gruen design.
    18s movement shows traditional pallet as in little one.
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    Re: A little and rare Assmann is a Gruen resale.

    It is not a resale but an Assmann made for Gruen as were the 16s and 18s approximate sizes. A third example I have seen is shown in a good German reference in German watch forum. Totally marked as a Gruen and with close 67k serial numbers. So never make emphatic judgements based on 2 examples, or even 3.

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    Re: A little and rare Assmann is a Gruen resale.

    Quote Originally Posted by artb View Post
    It is not a resale but an Assmann made for Gruen as were the 16s and 18s approximate sizes. A third example I have seen is shown in a good German reference in German watch forum. Totally marked as a Gruen and with close 67k serial numbers. So never make emphatic judgements based on 2 examples, or even 3.
    Very good advice in general
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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